Physical Health & Wellness


Physical Health and Wellness Initiative

CAN & Partners support the Physical Health & Wellness Initiative, redefining and creating a different paradigm for coaching, youth, and family engagement through place-based activities in the communities where families live. This initiative provides opportunities to convene communities throughout CA to provide resources and support to recreation leaders, site coordinators, community partners, and community members to come together and gain knowledge and skills to support their work with youth in sports and play. Additionally, the Physical Health & Wellness initiative aims to help create more compassion and self-awareness for those who coach and work with youth. 


Play Day Week of Awareness
June 23 - June 29, 2024

Play Day graphic

Did you know that June 29th is Play Day also known as the National Day of Play? Join us in getting outside, getting active, and playing to celebrate the benefits of movements and youth sports for all kids!

As part of our Physical Health and Wellness Initiative and Play Day Celebration, we will be supporting the following cities: Chula Vista, Garden Grove, Riverbank and Sacramento. We can’t wait to see how you are going to celebrate Play Day!

Looking for inspiration on how you can bring Play Day to your program? Explore these resources below:


Physical Health and Wellness Initiative Clinic
May 20, 2023

Photo of partners at PHW event

The Physical Health and Wellness Initiative achieved a significant milestone as we hosted our second clinic in May. This initiative consists of amazing organizations that want to emphasize vital aspects of positive youth development, mentorship, and collaboration. We want to extend our thanks to all of our partners for joining us in this work: Mentor California, Positive Coaching Alliance, Jr. Kings, The City of Sacramento, Sacramento County Office of Education, The Center, and ASAPconnect!